Posts Tagged: Christmas ribbon

It took an hour for 90 people to get through three security checkpoints to get inside the White House. They were super thorough.

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Green room with trees and wreaths made from recycled magazines and newspaper

Once inside, it was easy to move about the public areas of the house. There was a screen set up in the lower cross hall to screen the President and First Family as they came and went. I am certain they have little privacy, so this was understandable. The house is really beautiful. It feels very intimate for the President’s residence, which surprised me. It is a big house, don’t get me wrong, but the overall feeling is very approachable and welcoming.

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Recently, I was asked by the team at Live at 5 at 4 to appear on their show and discuss the recent recognition by House Beautiful as being one of the Top 20 Next Wave of designers.  They also asked for some simple Christmas decorating tips since we were in the middle of the holiday

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Decorating the Christmas tree can be a daunting task.  By breaking the process down into a few simple steps, it becomes a much more fun and manageable project.  Following is a series of photographs I took while decorating the tree at a clients house.    First, it is great to set the mood.  Christmas music

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